What's New from STTI?
Presidential Call to Action
Please follow this link to the webpage with a video of STTI President Hester Klopper's Call to Action presented at the 42nd Annual Biennial Convention in 2013. http://www.nursingsociety.org/aboutus/board/Pages/bio_klopper.aspx
Join the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for the 43rd Biennial Convention, 7-11 November 2015!
Save the date for STTI’s largest event, featuring outstanding plenary speakers, networking opportunities, over 800 oral and poster presentations, and the opportunity to explore one of the most famous cities in the United States.
Registration information will be available soon.
What's New on the Epsilon Theta Circle?
Meet our New Vice President- LaTashia Kiel MSN, RN
LaTashia Kiel is a master’s prepared registered nurse who has taken
an active role in saving the lives of many Americans for the past seven
years at the Level 1 trauma center in Central Texas, University Medical
Center at Brackenridge (UMCB). A twice graduate of the University of
Texas at Austin, Kiel received an initial degree in Nursing and went on
to further her nursing education with a degree in Adult Health with a
Focus on Teaching. Through her seven year career at UMCB, LaTashia has
worked hard to learn all she could to help her patients, family members,
and friends to achieve the most optimal health. She strongly believes
that, “As Christians we are saved to serve, love, and have mercy on
others.” She takes her job seriously and is often praised by her
co-workers as someone who goes beyond the call of duty for others.
married George Kiel in April 2012 and immediately fell in love with his
family, including George’s lovely mother, Debra. Her untimely death
devastated everyone and forced LaTashia to take on the role she has
grown to love, nurse, friend, caregiver, with her own loved ones. While
helping her own family cope with the trauma of losing its matriarch, she
encouraged her husband to pursue his dream of hosting a basketball
tournament about sneakers. She knew that through this event he could
raise awareness about the disease, help others proactively care for
their bodies, and teach the masses to avoid the deadly prognosis.
is currently a charge nurse in the Emergency Department at UMCB, Vice
President of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Epsilon Theta
Chapter, Co-Founder and Director of Operations of the Kiel Colon Cancer
Foundation and Kick & Roll Classic, and Leader of a Greater Mount
Zion Marriage Ministry Prayer Circle.
Share Your Volunteer Interests for the Chapter
Did you know that STTI has a system for sharing your volunteering interests at the local, regional, and international level? Go to http://membership.nursingsociety.org and click on VIProfile to share your interests.
Check out our Spring 2015 Chapter Newsletter!
Mark Your Calendars- Upcoming Chapter Events
Explore UT, March 7, 11-4pm at UT Austin
The Epsilon Theta chapter will be partnering with the UT College of Pharmacy
and the UT School of Nursing for Explore UT. Our members will be providing health screenings and education for Austin community members at the event. We need members to volunteer for all or part of the event. Bring your family to the event as well to check out the offerings from schools across campus.
Brown Bag Presentation, March 13, 11:30, UT School of Nursing, 4.176
Join us to hear Dr. Cherie Simpson share the current evidenced base practice for caring for patients with dementia. We will be providing 1 free CE for the event. Open to members and non-members. See the flyer here.
Region 6 Abstract Submission Deadline, March 17
Abstracts for poster presentation for Region 6 due. Information found here (ignore the deadline as our chapter has received special permissions for an extension).
Project Collaborate at Vestido Rojo, April 4, 10am-3pm
us as we collaborate with the Association of Nurses in Graduate School
and the UT College of Pharmacy to provide health screenings and
education to local Austinites. Come for all or part of the event.
Address: Shoal Crossing 8611 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759. The expected number of attendees is about 300 and we typically screen around 100+ for the event. We would need lots of Spanish translators.
Epsilon Theta Annual Business Meeting, April 7, 6 pm, School of Nursing, 4.183
us as for our annual business meeting. We will be sharing our accomplishments for the year and electing new officers.
We hope to have everyone's voice heard.
Epsilon Theta Induction, April 10, 6 pm, School of Nursing
Join us as we induct all of our new members into the Epsilon Theta chapter. We are so excited to welcome them and hope our active members can attend.
Region 6 Conference, April 17, Shreveport, LA
6 of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society is holding a
conference in Shreveport, LA on April 17. The Epsilon Theta Chapter from
UTSoN will be assisting with the conference, and has received special
for an extended deadline for poster presentation abstracts. Information
is attached (ignore the posted deadline), and abstracts are to be
submitted by March 17. The cost for the conference is $15 for students
and $85 for nurses. The conference is open to members
and non-members of STTI. This is a great opportunity for you or your
students to share current research with other researchers in Texas,
Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Any questions about the conference or abstract
submission may be directed to me.
Click on the Quick Links on the right to find out more about us and see pictures from recent events!